When dealing with death and funerals, turning to scriptures and God’s inspired Word can be a great help. They can prove to be a source of immense comfort and encouragement.
A number of Bible quotes and verses can be of great importance in this regard as they offer strength and solace to the grieving loved ones as they speak of the love of God and an eternal life full of bliss.
Some such soothing and encouraging Bible verses are discussed below.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
~ Isaiah 41:10
“O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear.”
~ Psalm 10:17
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
~ Psalm 23:4
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
~ John 14:1-3
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”
~ Lamentations 3:22-26; 31-32
“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.”
~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”
~ Isaiah 43:2
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted.”
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
You can use these comforting Bible verses in funerals and memorial services in your remembrance speech or eulogy. Also, you can add them in sympathy cards and letters. If you are encouraged to find more inspiring Bible verses then you can visit www.biblegateway.com, www.biblestudytools.com and other similar websites.